Cincinnati Bengals news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:40:00 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) looks unlikely to play in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans after leaving each of the first two games of the year with concussions. He appears to be in the early stages of the concussion protocol, which would leave him unavailable for Sunday's game.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:04:04 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals OG Clint Boling (rest), LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), LB Sean Porter (hamstring), DT Brandon Thompson (knee) and OG Kevin Zeitler (calf) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18. S Shawn Williams (groin) was limited, while OG Mike Pollak (knee) and OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) practiced in full.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:04:05 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) was back at practice Thursday, Sept. 18, and he hasn't ruled out the possibility of playing in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans. "If it's feeling good, then I'm going to go," Green said. "If it's not, then we'll go from there." Green lined up out wide and ran at a good pace during practice. He felt the injury all of last week during practice, and he wasn't able to get full extension when he ran in Week 2. Head coach Marvin Lewis expects Green to play against the Titans. If he doesn't play, WR Mohamed Sanu will replace him as the No. 1 receiver.
Fantasy Tip: Green will likely wind up being questionable and could be a game-time decision Sunday morning. It's a risk to put him in your FantasyScore starting lineups. Sanu, at $4,900, is a smart buy, even if Green suits up.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:11:48 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill have formed an impressive backfield tandem under offensive coordinator Hue Jackson so far after two games. Bernard is on pace for 328 carries and Hill is on pace for 152. Bernard and Hill combined for 164 yards on 42 carries in the Week 2 win over the Atlanta Falcons. "Both guys are showing they can not only run it, but they also have the ability to catch it and they not only can catch it, but they can make runs after the catch. Their creativity is a key factor in what's been going on. When you have weapons where anytime a guy can get the ball and they can take it to the house, it makes you feel good," former running backs coach Jim Anderson said.
Fantasy Tip: Bernard and Hill could both have big days again in Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans defense. Bernard is the lead back and will cost more at FantasyScore ($7,900; 15.8% of cap), which will make Hill ($5,500) more of a bargain most weeks.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:45:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Green ($7,900; 15.8% of your cap) is a big gamble to take this week on FantasyScore. However, he usually performs well enough to justify the hefty price tag.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:07:16 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is on pace for 328 carries, while rookie RB Jeremy Hill is ticketed for 152 for a total of 480. That would be the most by two Bengals backs in a single season, shattering the previous record of 405, set in 2000. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson isn't estimating how many carries each will get on a given day, and said Wednesday, Sept. 17, that is varies from series to series. He calls plays on the sidelines rather than up in the booth so he can sense the ebb and flow of the game. "It's the way things unfold. But Gio is the starting tailback on this football team. So at the end of the day, he's going to get some chances that maybe everybody else doesn't get until he proves he can't or the other guy proves that he's better," Jackson said.
Fantasy Tip: Bernard is the lead dog in a talented backfield, a problem Cincinnati is likely happy to have. Bernard ($7900 or 15.8 percent of salary) will cost you a pretty penny, but he is also averaging 22.5 fantasy points per game as opposed to Hill ($5500 or 11.0 percent of salary), but just 9.8 fantasy points per game. Bernard is the better value, even at a more expensive price.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:05:04 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill is on pace for a total of 152 carries, while RB Giovani Bernard is on pace for 328 carries. The most runs in franchise history by two backs is 405, set in 2000. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson isn't outing any particular numbers out there for carries, and said it goes from series to series who will see the ball. He said that is why he calls plays from the sidelines, so he can sense the ebb and flow of the game.
Fantasy Tip: Hill has emerged as a solid low-end RB2 or flex play in weekly leagues, and he is a solid mid-level option in FantasyScore daily play as well. While he sees a fraction of the carries as Bernard, he also turns in great production when given the chance.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:55:12 -0700
Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), OG Mike Pollak (knee), LB Sean Porter (hamstring), DT Brandon Thompson (knee), OT Andrew Whitworth (knee), OG Kevin Zeitler (calf), WR Marvin Jones (foot) and TE Alex E. Smith (biceps) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. SS Shawn Williams (groin) was limited during practice.
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Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) will sit out practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, but will try to practice Thursday, Sept. 18. He said he hopes to be able to play Week 3. He said his injury is like turf toe but not as bad. He is not worried about the injury lingering.
Fantasy Tip: Green will try to get ready for the game this week, but the team could consider holding him out since they have a Week 4 bye, which would give him two weeks of rest. Owners will need to monitor his practice participation this week. Green costs $7,900 on FantasyScore and is a risk since his status for Week 3 is uncertain at this point.
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